Integrating Cultural and Linguistic Competency and Diversity in the Curriculum
E-3 of the DMU Strategic Plan reads “Enhance the cultural awareness of the DMU community to support inclusiveness, prepare students for diverse patient populations and increase access to health care for the underserved”. The target date to achieve E-3 of the DMU Strategic Plan as set by President Franklin is July 1, 2013.
Des Moines University strongly believes that in order to better prepare our students for a diverse patient population, we need to include cultural competent content throughout the DMU curriculum. The planned workshops are going to help our faculty identify, develop, and integrate cultural competent content throughout the DMU curriculum.
- Understand the importance of integrating Cultural Competency into the curricula of Health Professionals as well as their attitudes towards it based on the Cultural Competency Attitudinal Survey.
- Explain the importance of identifying/developing necessary objectives relevant to incorporating cultural competency into the curricula of health professionals.
- Define key terms relevant to the process of cultural competency curriculum development (attitude-based, knowledge-based, skill building, etc.).
- Utilize the On-line Resource activities of the text Cultural Competency for the Health Professional as teaching/resource tools.
- Develop a list of content areas relevant to developing cultural competency curricula.
- Develop at least one case study that is appropriate to utilize within the context of a cultural competency teaching exercise.
Session 1: Integration of Cultural Competency into Health Professional Curricula
Cultural Competency for the Health Professional
Session 2: Developing a Cultural Competency Curricula and Teaching Exercise
Session 2 Continued
Patti Rose, MPH, EdD
Full-time Lecturer for the Department of Anthropology, University of Miami
Continuing Education Credit
- DO: Des Moines University accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and approves this live activity for 4.5 Category 2-A CME credit(s).
- Nurse: Des Moines University is Iowa Board of Nursing approved provider #112. This live activity has been reviewed and approved for 5.6 continuing education contact hour(s). No partial credit awarded.
- DPM: Des Moines University is approved by the Council of Podiatric Medical Education as a sponsor of continuing education in podiatric medicine. This program has been reviewed and approved for a maximum of 4.5 continuing education contact hours.
- 4.50 AOA Category 2A
- 4.50 CPME
- 5.60 IBON
- 4.50 CE Contact Hour(s)